James Gould Cozzens

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
James Gould Cozzens was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who, in an earlier age when novelists were taken far more serious than they are in the 21st Century, made the bestseller lists despite having a difficult, off-putting literary style. Born into an affluent family in Chicago on August 19, 1903, Cozzens was the great-grandson of William C. Cozzens, who briefly served as governor of Rhode Island in 1863. Read more...